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Is there a word for the opposite of jargon? [closed]

I've noticed this phenomenon in language which I've come to think of as "the opposite of jargon", but which I'm hoping there's a better name for. I don't know anything about linguistics, ...
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Are cognitive benefits of bilinguals proof of independence of thought and language?

The Sapir–Whorf hypothesis says that language determines thought. Chomsky's theory states that cognition and language are independent systems. Biliguals have an advantage in several areas of ...
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Linguistics relativity and linguistic determinism

What is the difference between linguistic relativity and linguistic determinism ? any suggestions for books to read concerning these topics !
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Locating a sentence's topic

I am trying to get the topic of a sentence, i.e what a sentence is talking about (not the grammatical subject which may be different). So far I have got: OpenNLP in Java which is giving me sentence ...
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Does one's ability to describe an object with words reflect his or her ability to identify the object visually?

Does one's ability to describe an object with words affect his or her ability to identify that object visually? As a follow-up, does one's ability to describe an object with words affect his or her ...
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What are some examples of recent studies investigating strong linguistic determinism?

One of the most controversial ideas put forth in linguistics is the idea of linguistic determinism. Also known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, it states that people who speak different languages would ...